Mill-Max is expanding its selection of target connectors in both its 0.100 in. (2.54 mm) and 0.050 in. (1.27mm) grid families. Target connectors are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. The new series include right-angle with concave mating face (0.100 in. grid), through-hole and surface mount with concave face (0.050 in. grid) and horizontal surface mount and right angle (0.050 in. grid) with both flat and concave face options available.
Combining target connectors with spring-loaded connectors on opposing boards can be a simple and convenient solution for making connections between stacked boards or docking stations and devices.
As a complement to its existing 0.100 in. grid right angle target connectors, it is introducing two new series featuring targets with concave faces. The single row series is 399-10-1XX-10-007000 and the double row is 499-10-2XX-10-007000; both are for through-hole mounting.
In the o.050 in. grid lineup, Mill-Max has added concave face versions of its SMT and through-hole target connectors: 856-10-0XX-10-002000 (single row, through-hole); 856-10-0XX-30-002000 (single row, SMT); 857-10-0XX-10-002000 (double row, through hole); 857-10-0XX-30-002000 (double row, SMT).
Concave face targets provide additional surface area for mating and can aid in centering/alignment of components and/or boards fitted with spring-loaded connectors.
Rounding out the lineup of new target connectors are right-angle and horizontal surface mount (HSMT) versions of the 0.050 in. grid. These connectors provide low-profile options for parallel or right angle board mating arrangements. The HSMT version is especially suited for daisy chaining applications such as those found in LED strip lighting assemblies. These connectors will be available with both flat and concave face options. The right angle series are 856-10-0XX-20-001000 (flat face) and 856-10-0XX-20-002000 (concave face); the HSMT series are 856-10-0XX-40-001000 (flat face) and 856-10-0XX-40-002000 (concave face).
All the pins are precision-machined and gold-plated for environmental protection, durability and reliable conductivity. The connector insulators are molded from high-temperature plastic suitable for most soldering processes, including RoHS environments. All of these products are RoHS compliant. See the attached catalog pages for further details.